More seventh-inning magic from these Cardinals.
Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was crusing through the first six frames of Tuesday night’s NLDS Game 4 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, but Matt Holliday opened the bottom of the seventh inning with a single off the glove of second baseman Dee Gordon and then Jhonny Peralta singled to left-center field, just over the outstretched glove of Hanley Ramirez.
What happened next? How about a three-run bomb from Matt Adams, who entered the night with just six career homers against left-handers (compared to 28 against righties).
Some fans in St. Louis call him “Big City.” Others — because of his bulky build — like to call him “Big Mayo.”
That was The Biggest Mayo, and the Cardinals are now six outs from advancing to another NLCS.
The Padres and Rockies combined to score 92 runs across a four-game series between Thursday and Sunday at Coors Field, setting a new modern era major league record. The previous record was 89 combined runs scored by the Phillies and Brooklyn Dodgers in four games between May 16-18, 1929.
The Rockies won Thursday’s game 9-6. The Padres scored six runs in the ninth inning on Tuesday to overcome an 11-5 deficit and ended up winning 16-12 in 12 innings. The Rockies won 14-8 on Saturday. On Sunday, the Rockies brought a 13-10 lead into the ninth inning, but Wade Davis and Jon Gray combined to allow four runs. Kirby Yates held the Rockies scoreless in the bottom half of the ninth to secure the 14-13 win for the Padres. Thanks to two wild comebacks by the Padres, they split the series.
Along with 92 runs, the Padres and Rockies combined for 131 hits of which 17 were home runs. Charlie Blackmon had four hits in the first three games and three hits on Sunday, overall going 15-for-24 with four homers and 10 RBI.